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We would like to welcome aboard the GERATOL Website, our newest subscriber, Larry – KN8N. Larry hails from the great state of Michigan, and he’s been licensed since 1973. Next season, Larry will be one of the gents to work, if you are looking to complete the 50/50 Award, since he would have been licensed for fifty years. Thanks for taking the time to register on our website Larry, and we hope to work you on the net, when it resumes again this Fall.


As part of celebrating their 65th Anniversary, CQ Magazine had published an article listing “65 Great Things About Ham Radio” Here are ten of those great things, but feel free to make your comments or additions, by responding to this POST.

  1. It works when nothing else does
  2. It makes you part of a worldwide community
  3. The opportunity to help neighbors by providing public service and emergency communications
  4. Some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet
  5. Some of the smartest people you’ll ever meet
  6. Some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet
  7. Some of the most generous people you’ll ever meet (along with some of the cheapest!)
  8. Lifelong friendships
  9. Friends around the world (including those you haven’t met yet)
  10. The opportunity to go interesting places you might not otherwise go to in person


New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade a licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.


The 2022 Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp will be on the air and streaming online. The campers will be operating special event station W8Y from the National Voice of America (VOA) Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township, Ohio, as well as from their hotel. Activation of W8Y will begin on the evening of Sunday, June 12, and conclude at 1 PM EDT on Friday, June 17. Campers will operate the station as they finish projects, between camp sessions, and during their free time.

In addition, dedicated HF station operating times will be on Monday, June 13, from 2 – 11 PM EDT. Dedicated satellite station operating times will be on Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17, from 10 AM – 1 PM EDT. Earth-moon-Earth (EME) will be in operation on Tuesday, June 14, and Monday, June 13, from 9 to 11 PM EDT.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be streamed live on the Youth on the Air YouTube channel. The opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 12, from 4 PM EDT – 6:30 PM EDT and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, the founder of Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI). The closing ceremony is on Friday, June 17, from 1 PM – 2 PM EDT. The YOTA YouTube channel will also feature a daily video that will spotlight the activities of the previous day.

For details about the 2022 YOTA Summer Camp, download the brochure from the YOTA web page, at Home – Youth on the Air

For additional information, contact Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, at



Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

For additional information on Field Day – 2022 version, feel free to click on the link below.

Source: ARRL Website


This is a great time of year to get out on to your property, and make those antenna upgrades, to insure you are hearing all the states that will be checking into the GERATOL Net this coming Fall. Remember, the net resumes operation October 1st, ZULU time on 3.668 Mhz/ We hope to hear you all this Fall and Winter !!!

73 from your Website Administrator/Public Relations dude, N1KL

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